PUBLISHED: 07:54 11 May 2018 | UPDATED: 07:54 11 May 2018 Gulls following the plough on a field in Langley near Loddon. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2018 Norfolk’s farms and countryside businesses need urgent clarity on the future of rural funding streams and a “level playing field” for food producers after Brexit. The butchery expansion at Swannington Farm to Fork benefited from an EU-funded LEADER grant. Picture: Ian Burt Those were among the key messages from the Norfolk Rural Strategy Steering Group and Norfolk County Council in their response to the government’s 10-week consultation on post-EU policies for food, farming and the environment. The consultation, which closed on Monday, included proposals to phase out the EU’s system of land-based farm subsidies in favour of a new system of paying public money for “public goods”, such as environmental enhancements, biodiversity and high animal welfare standards. Norfolk’s … [Read more...] about Norfolk’s rural economy demands funding certainty and a ‘level playing field’ after Brexit
EACH year millions of Brits settle down to watch an eclectic mix of singers, dancers and performers represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest. But what happens when we leave the European Union – will the UK still be allowed to join in the fun? Read on to find out... Will the UK still be allowed to enter the Eurovision Song Contest after Brexit? There were fears the UK would not be allowed to enter the Eurovision Song Contest after Brexit. As a major TV partner, the UK is normally guaranteed a place in the grand final each year. But even before the vote to leave the European Union former Prime Minister David Cameron had to reassure fans of the show. During PMQs he told MPs: “I think that would not only be very sad but I think given that Israel and Azerbaijan and anyone anywhere near Europe seems to be able to – (even) Australia – I think we're pretty safe from that one.” The president of the UK Eurovision fan club, Alasdair Rendall, also … [Read more...] about Will the UK still be allowed to enter the Eurovision Song Contest after Brexit?
0 Comments Poll: Do you think Brexit makes a united Ireland more likely? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Irish voters are split down the middle on whether Brexit makes a united Ireland more likely, a new poll has found. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/poll-do-you-think-brexit-makes-a-united-ireland-more-likely-36889325.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36719003.ece/181da/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-03-19_new_39410355_I6.JPG Email Irish voters are split down the middle on whether Brexit makes a united Ireland more likely, a new poll has found. Responding to questions from polling company Red C, 44% of voters in the Republic agreed the Brexit vote makes a united Ireland more likely, 44% disagreed, with 12% saying they didn't know. Questioned about whether Ireland should remain in the EU, an overwhelming majority (92%) supported the idea. The poll was commissioned by European Movement Ireland (EM Ireland), a non-profit organisation … [Read more...] about Poll: Do you think Brexit makes a united Ireland more likely?
FOOTFALL at Newry's premier shopping destination, The Quays has jumped by over a quarter, boosted by Brexit and the completion of a £20 million development.New data from the shopping centre shows that footfall climbed by 28.9 per cent in April, compared to the same month last year and early indications suggest the momentum will continue into May.The increase follows the completion of the £20m phase five development of the centre which saw 100,000 sq ft of retail space added to the existing 375,000 sq ft site. The latest development led to major brands Marks & Spencer and Pure Gym becoming new tenants at the Newry centre.Senior director at CBRE, Colin Mathewson believes Newry's location close to the border is helping draw in retailers.“Shoppers have been flooding into the city from the surrounding district and, crucially, from across the border as canny buyers from the Republic take advantage of the weaker pound versus the euro to snap up a bargain," he … [Read more...] about Brexit footfall boost for Quays Shopping Centre in Newry
Oscar Wilde said that the American novelist Henry James wrote fiction “as if it were a painful duty”. The quote comes to mind as I turn my attention to the unavoidable topic of Brexit. The United Ki[...] This story is for Premium subscribers only Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Deaglán de Bréadún: As we face a damaging Brexit, absence of Stormont is a problem